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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:45 pm 
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jinjrich wrote:
I didn't know they did such serious metal! Remind me of my old dual slalom bike!

I prefer the solid lettering.


I had a good chat with Rick about what I was after at the time and he built that out of 853, must have been about 1992/93-ish I think. The frame's still going strong today, it's my 'keeper' and will be passed onto my eldest nephew when I pass away!

Anyway, back to the columbus one here, I can picture it with the solid lettering myself too.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Well it's a cracking looking bike. Do you know if they still supply the decals themselves?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Yep, give Arthur a ring on 01748 825469, he's a lovely chap.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:11 pm 
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The rear spacing is 130mm so i guess i could use an 8 speed road hub and a cassette spacer. That would be interesting.


It would be easy enough to "cold set" the rear end so that the its 135mm: http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html.

As it's only 130mm at the rear and you say it's early 90s, I wonder if should have shorter, non suspension corrected forks with a 390mm axle to crown length.

Nice frame, definately a bit more interesting than a Kilauea in my opinion. :D



You could just stick a 135mm wheel in and not think about it like most of us did BITD. Its only 2.5mm either side :|

Sheldon only recommends cold setting if you go up 2 sizes i.e. 120 to 130 or 126 to 135 etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Well i've got a NOS XT rear hub (130 spacing) on its way so the wheel build is next...

Cannot find a NOS front to match so i'll use a DX i have lying around.

I've also decided against the modern carbon risers. I'm toying with the idea of a club roost XC or something similar.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:30 pm 
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how about some early answer taperlites with a 1" rise. the might work nice.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:33 pm 
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Would be perfect if I can find some!


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Any progress or updates?


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 6:34 am 
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Hi! Yes the bike is almost done. Due to budget constraints and personal preference the whole bike is not strictly retro. I'll try and get some pictures up soon.


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